North American Dragon Boat Races, Tournaments & Festivals

The official sites for Dragon Boat meets and races and news items written by Dragon Boat News or submitted to us. Segregated by month, they show the date of the next event where possible.

March

March 23-24, 2013: 10th annual (Arizona) Dragon Boat Festival, Tempe Town Lake Marina, Tempe, Arizona

April

April 27, 2013: 10th Annual International Dragon Boat Races, Tampa, FL

April 28, 2012: Long Beach Dragon Boat Spring Race

May

May 4, 2013: Houston Dragon Boat Festival Allen's Landing, downtown Houston - This site of the Texas Dragon Boat Federation also announces other Gulf Coast Dragon Boat events.

May 4, 2013: 6th annual Charleston Dragon Boat Festival, Brittlebank Park, Charleston, SC

No festival scheduled for 2013, next event: May 10, 2014: Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival, Sombrero Beach, Marathon, Florida Keys

May 4, 2014: Paddle for Children's Hospital also, Chattanooga (TN) Dragon Boat Festival, Chickamauga Dam.
Dragon Boat Racing Training Camps, New Race Announced Chattanooga Jumps to Top of 2008 Race Calendar
2008 Chattanooga Dragon Boat Festival Raises $111K for Children's Hospital
Tri-Cities 2007 Dragon Boal Festival Raises $100K for Children's Hospital

May 18-19, 2013: Washington DC Dragon Boat Festival, Thompson Boat House, 12th annual running.
News:
National Capitol Area Youth Program Announced
DC 2008 Dragon Boat Festival, Great Festival Turnout
2008 DC Festival Rescheduled (5/20)
2008 DC Festival Postponed (5/14)
2008 Washington Festival Fully Booked on Earliest Date Ever
DC 2007 Festival a Great Success

June

June 1, 2013: 7th Annual Independence Dragon Boat Regatta of Philadelphia. The regatta benefits the Vietnam Veterans of America. The regatta hosts 500 meter races for men, women, mixed teams and BCS.
Photo gallery with approximately 2,500 pictures of the 2010 Philadelphia regatta

June 1, 2013: 7th Annual Gateway Dragon Boat Festival at Creve Coeur Lake in St. Louis County, Missouri

June 8-9, 2013: 34th Annual Boston Dragon Boat Festival

June 15, 2013: 6th Annual Lure of the Dragons, Lake Lure, NC, annual dragon boat race and festival

June 21-23, 2013: Rio Tinto ALCAN Dragon Boat Festival of Vancouver
Local Teams Win Big in 2007 Alcan Dragon Boat Festival

June 20-23, 2013: 20th annual Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Race Festival

June 222-23, 2013: 25th Annual Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival
Telus Toronto 2007 Dragon Boat Festival Kicks off Summer

June 22, 2013: Knoxville Dragon Boat Races, 7th annual.
Dragon Boat Race Organizer Buys BuK Boats
Second Harvest Repeats as Knoxville Champions

July

(2013 not yet announced) : Montreal International Dragon Boat Race Festival, at Olympic Basin Park - site has disappeared.

July 27-28, 2013: Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
Record Crowds Attend 2007 Colorado Dragon Boal Festival

July 27, 2013: Seattle Boat Festival at South Lake Union Park.

July 27-28, 2013: Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival

August

August 4, 2012: Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival Waterfront Park, Burlington, Vermont

August 10-11, 2013: Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York Flushing Meadows
2008 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York, Biggest Ever!

August 16-18, 2013: Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, Victoria Inner Harbour, Victoria, BC

No festival date yet found: Banff National Park Dragon Boat Festival, Alberta

August 16-18, 2013: Edmonton Dragon Boat Festival, Louise McKinney Riverfront Park, Edmonton, Alberta

August 17=18, 2013: Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival, Hartford, CT
Hartford Goes Big, Adds $20K Purse

August 24, 2013: Steveston Dragon Boat Festival, Richmond, BC

September

September 7, 2013: Rhode Island Dragon Boat Races and Taiwan Day Festival, Rain date September 9. Pawtucket, RI.

September 7, 2013: Synergy Series, Fall for Dragon Boat Racing, Race in minis, only 8-12 needed for a crew. Deerfield Beach, FL.

September 7-8, 2013: Portland (Oregon) Dragon Boat Race at Tom McCall Waterfront Park

September 14, 2013: Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Lanier Olympic Venue

September 14-15, 2013: San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival at Treasure Island, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente

September 21, 2013: Kingston (Ontario) Dragon Boat Festival

October

October 5, 2013: South Florida Dragon Boat Festival, Haulover Beach Park Marina, Miami

October 5, 2013: Memphis Dragon Boat Races Mud Island River Park

October 5, 2013: Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival, St. Joe's Boathouse on Kelly Drive, S.

October 18-19, 2013: Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World Resort
First Orlando Dragon Boat Festival Announced

(2013 not yet announced) Late October : Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta - Brook's Lake, Sugarland, Texas.

November

November 16, 2013: Synergy Series, Season Finale, Mini Dragon Boat Racing, Race in minis, only 8-12 needed for a crew. Deerfield Beach, FL.

2011 Festival was cancelled, the 2012 festival was held in November instead of in April as in the past. Miami Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Date for 2013 festival not yet shown..
2007 Races, Miami Brings Home the Dragon Boat Gold


Washington DC Race photo

Here is a photo from the 2005 festival in Washington.

red dragon boat on the anacostia
An unknown red dragon boat.

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